VIDEO: The Israeli military regularly use armoured Caterpillar bulldozers to destroy Palestinian homes
Auckland senior citizens message to NZ SuperFund: it’s time to divest from Israel’s occupation and destruction of Palestine
JOIN IN THE RALLY AT NZ SUPERFUND OFFICE, 21 Queen St, Britomart, Downtown CBD, from midday on Monday 3 August.
We are calling on the New Zealand Super Fund to continue to divest from companies which support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.
We note that the NZSF has $7,678,104 in 42 Israeli corporations plus $2,017,530 in Caterpillar, who supply bulldozers to the Israeli Defense Force.
The IDF use these to destroy Palestinian homes, clear Palestinian land for illegal settlements and the Separation Wall. It is clear no just lasting peace in the Middle East is possible until the building of illegal settlements is halted.
The humanitarian situation in Gaza is very dire and continues to worsen. We also note the NZSF has obligations in legislation. Specifically, Section 58 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001, requires the Guardians of the Fund to invest so as to avoid prejudice to New Zealand’s reputation as a responsible member of the world community.
Thus we reiterate our call for divestment from the NZSF in corporations which profit from the conflict in the occupied territories and ensure New Zealand is not complicit in profiteering from these illegal settlements.
Senior Citizens for Peace. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by: Palestine Solidarity Network, Palestine Human Rights Campaign, Global Peace & Justice, & Kia Ora Gaza.